Hurricane Matthew may become the first major hurricane to make landfall in the United States since 2005.
In 2005, smartphones and social media were not a part of mainstream culture. Storm reports and warnings were issued in traditional ways.
The most recent storm to make landfall as a major hurricane was Hurricane Wilma, doing so on October 24, 2005 in southern Florida.
"Hurricane Matthew will affect millions along the southeastern United States coast from Florida to Georgia and the Carolinas with flooding, power outages and damaging winds into this weekend," AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski said.
If Matthew makes landfall, it would do so along the east coast of Florida on Thursday night or Friday morning, and would become the first major hurricane to hit the United States in 4,000 days.
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